Bent

Bent

(), n. [AS. beonet; akin to OHG. pinuz, G. binse, rush, bent grass; of unknown origin.] 1. A reedlike grass; a stalk of stiff, coarse grass.
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His spear a bent, both stiff and strong.
Drayton.
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2. (Bot.) A grass of the genus Agrostis, esp. Agrostis vulgaris, or redtop. The name is also used of many other grasses, esp. in America.
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3. Any neglected field or broken ground; a common; a moor. [Obs.] Wright.
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Bowmen bickered upon the bent.
Chevy Chase.
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